The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Why Do Earthquakes Create Great Wine?

    Recovering from quake jitters is easier with a top-notch red. Seismic activity, like Sunday’s temblor, disadvantages Bay Area residents in many — and sometimes deadly — ways, but those forces have also created Napa Valley’s winemaking environment. Napa’s vineyards, located near the San Andreas fault, benefit from highly diverse soils and an ideal climate thanks to millions of years of tectonic grinding and shaping. Picasso had it right: Creation springs from destruction, and Northern California is steeped in both.


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